Faro de Fisterra, Finisterre

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#4 of 23 in Historic Sites in Province of A Coruna
Take the time to walk out to Faro de Fisterra, a lighthouse on a famous cape. As the nearest lighthouse to the Americas, the farthest west in Europe, it was appreciated by sailors as their last glimpse of home before many long days at sea. However, its bright beam served a much greater purpose: Its light reaches 65 km (40 mi) away, warning ships about this rocky coastline, known as the Coast of Death because of the many shipwrecks. Take a look at the collection of paintings inside. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Finisterre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Faro de Fisterra and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 20, 2017
    You can not miss this visit if you come to Finisterre... Spectacular views, a spectacular place!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Think that you are, in what the ancients considered that it was the end of the world, it is something incredible. But nothing compared to the landscape, views, and the sensation of vertigo to see its cliffs.
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  • August 20, 2017
    A ride in Galicia cannot but expect a visit this place. Wonderful view ... and intense sensations. Leaving the car suggest going beyond the lighthouse until the most extreme rocks ... here you will find prayers, crosses of stone, Wayfarer shoes from the walk. Must listen to the ocean is give yourself a minute of silence and contemplation. The neighboring Beach which precedes the rise is spectacular. To be enjoyed even if ventilated and cold water. Great lunch at a restaurant in the square before the port.
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  • Legendary place, worth to visit! Well organized: parking, hotel, 2 bars with modest prices, 2 souvenir shops and free wc. Postbox as well. Would like to come back one day, maybe by feet as a pilgrim.
  • One of the best place to visit. I will stay a night at Hotel there.
  • Pilgrims can find all caminho points on the way towards the lighthouse. here, souvenir shop, lavatory, restaurant available, plus a stunning scenery.
  • The views on a clear day are spectacular. On the other hand the cheesy gift shop selling off the shelf common nick nacks is common of all Spanish tourist spots. Don't be put off by the short walk, and explore the paths off the road.
  • arrived here at the end of my camino back in May. Unreal sight and real sense of satisfaction to be had. will never forget the views

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